KC-area restaurant, grocery & brewery updates for May: What’s coming, open, closed
This story has been updated to include the most current corporate information available.
In late 2015, Qdoba Mexican Grill returned to Kansas City with great fanfare and a new name.
As Qdoba Mexican Eats, it soon had four locations and later added more.
But earlier this week, employees at some of the locations started telling customers that their restaurant would close before 2 p.m. Friday.
Corporate officials have not returned emails or phone calls this week seeking comment on the status of the restaurants.
However, the Mission and Westport locations now have “We’ve closed. Thanks for being a loyal guest” signs on their front doors. The Westport sign referred customers to 13641 Metcalf Ave. location. An employee there declined to comment and referred questions to the corporate office.
Meanwhile, at the 9300 N.E. Barry Road location, an employee declined to comment on the status of the restaurant, saying he “couldn’t give out that information.” An employee of the Lawrence location also couldn’t confirm the status of that location “at this time.”
Employees of the Qdoba locations in the Northland’s Antioch Crossing, Independence and Raymore said their locations would remain open.
Qdoba Mexican Eats, San Diego, Calif., is a leading fast-casual Mexican restaurant chain with more than 750 restaurants located across the U.S. and in Canada. Its menu includes signature or build-your-own burritos, tacos, burrito bowls, salads, quesadillas, nachos and tortilla soup.
A franchisee owned some area locations that closed in late 2006. When it returned to the market, the company emphasized that the new locations would be corporate-owned.